GRAPH EXPO’s Prepress/Software/Workflow section is where it all begins—and where creative services print pros will flock to see all the hottest new software and test drive the very latest equipment. And because there’s no substitute for seeing these new technologies in action, this “must see” show floor destination is where attendees will come to learn ways to streamline their processes, to increase their productivity, personalize, customize, and bring their designs to life.
Two of the highlights of the Prepress/Software/Workflow section can be found in the Enfocus Software and EskoArtwork booths. There you will find two winners of this year’s prestigious InterTech Technology Awards, presented by Printing Industries of America.
Enfocus Switch, Enfocus Software (Booth 555)
Enfocus Switch, available in several versions, is a modular, open automation platform that gives printers, publishers, and ad agencies the tools to accomplish repetitive tasks associated with receiving, processing, and sorting files automatically. Switch collects incoming files, sorts the files into different folders, and routes them through predetermined processing steps. Existing software investments are protected, as Switch easily integrates and therefore automates functionality derived from third-party applications. All of this functionality is driven by a visual flow editor that allows users to easily create automated workflows or import pre-designed flows from the Enfocus community website.
Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves, EskoArtwork (Booth 435)
Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves creates artwork for shrink sleeves (labels placed around a package and shrunk during production). With it, designers and prepress professionals can quickly create, test, analyze, communicate, and produce designs with 3D visuals without the need to produce mock-ups. The software accommodates asymmetrical shapes and multipacks, color shifts introduced during shrinking, barcode distortion, and it works in 3D from start to finish. The virtual shrink tunnel allows distortion to be easily determined, eliminating the trial and error of producing and wrapping shrink sleeve material around a container, running it through a shrink sleeve tunnel so distortion can be measured, and redoing the process many times until the design looks good when shrunk.
But wait, there’s more!
In addition, the Prepress/Software/Workflow section also is the spot where you will find all of the Must See ‘Em picks in the various software categories. Of course, beyond the world of this recognition, there are many more products that could prove to be game changers for your company. Get one-on-one demos of the latest software solutions for MIS, variable data, Web-to-print, QR code generation, color management, workflow, preflight, proofing, and even 3D, lenticular, and augmented reality (AR) applications.
If you’re in the market for prepress hardware, you’ll find the mother lode in the Prepress/Software/Workflow section. Browse the newest color calibration equipment, densitometers, and spectrophotometers as well as CtP systems and platemakers, light tables, scanners, and RIPs. All things prepress are at your fingertips during GRAPH EXPO 2011.